Meaning of gradation
Pronunciation: (grā-dā'shun), [key]
- any process or change taking place through a series of stages, by degrees, or in a gradual manner.
- a stage, degree, or grade in such a series.
- the passing of one tint or shade of color to another, or one surface to another, by very small degrees, as in painting or sculpture.
- the act of grading.
- the leveling of a land surface, resulting from the concerted action of erosion and deposition.
- gradation (Thesaurus)